Shia LaBeouf Leaves Broadway Show Orphans, Costarring Alec Baldwin, Due to "Creative Differences"

Play revival would have marked the actor's debut on the Great White Way

By Peter Gicas Feb 20, 2013 7:46 PMTags
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Shia LaBeouf will not be transforming into a Broadway star just yet.

A rep for the 26-year-old actor tells E! News that LaBeouf has left the production of the play Orphans, less than a month before it was scheduled to open.

The producers for the show, which costars Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge, also released a statement regarding LaBeouf's departure.

"Due to creative differences, the producers of Orphans and Shia LaBeouf will be parting ways and he will not be continuing with the production. An announcement on the replacement of the role of Treat will be made shortly."

The revival of Lyle Kessler's 1983 play would have marked LaBeouf's debut on the Great White Way.

Despite LaBeouf leaving, preview performances are still scheduled to begin March 19 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with opening night set for April 7.